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Post 2/13/2017

Final Cowlitzfish.Net posting at least for now

I retired 12 months ago and have been continuing the updates on Cowlitzfish.net as a volunteer service to the site's readers. It's time to call it quits, though. Tacoma Power is exploring the possibility of someone in the utility's Natural Resources section taking over and improving this site. Hopefully that will happen. If not, the site will continue unchanged for the next several months until its URL and hosting package expires.

See the posting below for links to keep yourself updated with fisheries news from Tacoma Power and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

I feel honored to provide this site to help people enjoy the recreational benefits of the middle and upper Cowlitz River and to help the understanding of the area's fisheries management plans and programs. The people I worked with at Tacoma Power are sincerely trying to do the best they can for the fisheries within all the requirements placed upon them. They are good people with a really difficult challenge.

If you have any suggestions or comments please use the Feedback link on the left of this page. Those messages are sent directly to me and I can forward them to Tacoma Power's Natural Resources staff.

Thank you and to quote author Douglas Adams " So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!"

Tom Santee
Post 02/13/2017

Here are some important links for Cowlitz fishing enthusiasts

Tacoma Power's weekly Cowlitz Fish Report posting.
Tacoma Power's
Cowlitz River Project web pages.
Tacoma Power's
Fisheries Public Meetings information.
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife's
Monthy Weekender Report for Region 5
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife's
Fisheries Information
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife's
News Releases
Post 02/13/2017

February 13 Cowlitz fish report

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 64 coho adults, two jack and five winter-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout adult in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
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